Recurrent Stroke and Racial Disparities: Black People Disproportionately Affected

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and there continues to be glaring racial-ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in stroke.1-3 Specifically, Black Americans have a higher risk of incident stroke, are up to 60% more likely to experience a recurrent stroke within 2 years, and are twice as likely to die of stroke when compared with their White counterparts.4-6

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